Wednesday, December 12, 2007

News about my music and simracing

Hi there!

yep, I'm still alive! :)

I haven't posted a lot in the last months, but that doesn't mean I've been idle. A lot of new things came to my life, in form of new projects or interest.

If you came here to know more about my music I have some news:

"Strategic Command 2: Weapons & warfare expansion" for SC2 was released in the last days of November. In that turn based strategic WWII game you'll find some of my WWII songs. If you like that game genre probably you'll love this game ;)

For those of you than don't believe that, take a look to this pic :)

Apart of that, a couple of weeks a go I received an offer to compose the full soundtrack of a new movie. I can't give you much more details of that for the moment, as I'm waiting for more info about the script, etc. and I haven't decide yet If I'll get involved in that project or not. Anyway, a great new, at least for me, hehe.

Following with this WWII games, don't forget to take a look to the release of Forgotten Hope 2.

This amazing Battlefield 2 WWII modification, which first version for the old Battlefield 1942 already included some of my songs, is going to be revolutionary, so If i were you I'll start downloading as soon as it's released tomorrow! :)

But I've been focused lately in other kind of things. Mainly in simracing. About that, I'm the coordinator of the 'Historic GT & Touring car' mod for rFactor

We're developing a huge mod for that racing simulator, focused on classic GT cars of 60s-70s. Realistic physics, gorgeous graphics and sounds and much more features (many of them still being kept in secret, hehe) make this mod one of the most desired in the rFactor community.

I invite you to learn a bit more about this simracing thing. It's a real cool hobby that let you experiment a lot of (virtual) speed and excitement safely, racing against other simracers spread around the world :)

Just an example: in our modding team there're people from all around the world, with ages from 15 years old to men in theirs 50's who own or have driven (even in races) some of these classic cars, working together in this thing. So it's really a good way to do new friends with similar interests ;)

Take a look about this video I made, where you can see my simracing hardware, as well as the main simracing titles I play.

About the new style of this site and my own 'corporative image' I've delayed it for a while, until I get a bit of free time to organize it.

I'll be back soon, with more info with my music, as well as other things. In the meanwhile take care, and don't forget to come back again ;)

Kindest regards

Thursday, February 15, 2007

A new song on the way and other changes

Hi again,

despite I don't post too much that doesn't mean I'm idle :-)

I'm working in a new song these days. Is not really new, because I composed it many years a go (5-10, don't know), but I never recorded it. I like it very much and If someday I forget how to play it I'll kill myself, so to record this one is a must for me :)

It's a song for acoustic guitar, with the style of 'With you in your dreams/Contigo en tus sueƱos', the acoustic song released many months a go. The main guitar track is already recorded, and now I'm working in some strings arrangements and a second guitar.

When I release this song probably I'll back to the composition of orchestral songs. But the recording of this song is something I'm saying I'm going to do from many time a go, so It's the first in the list now :-)

Besides, I'm planning to change the design of this website, and even to release the music under a new name which sonds more professional.

The reasons to do that is quite simple: in the beggining I only released orchestral music with a war movie style, but lately I'm releasing music with other styles (and in the future I'm sure I won't be focused only on that kind of music). So It hasn't sense to keep the website full of that WWII stuff.

On the other hand, Rantam is only my nickname, but during the last months I'm receiving offers of companies which want my music or are asking me to compose for them, so I think it's a good idea to get a better, more professional, name. But I'll give you more details about that soon.

So, please stay tunned to get the new song and more news about the way my music is turning to.

Best regards

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Some statistics about my music


I've got some numbers about my music for you, provided by my music host (

  • "Entering battle" is my most listened and downloaded song. Near 4000 people listened it, and another 800 downloaded it since it was released. It's #55 of 6728 songs in the film music chart (its highest position was 13), and #136 of 22831 songs in the classical music chart (its highest position was 32).
  • "Flying high" , my last released song has been listened by near 500 visitors and downloaded by aprox. 50 in a month. It's #178 of 8241 songs in the rock chart (highest was 40).
  • My music section has got more than 15000 hits.
I suppose that is enough for the moment :-)

Besides, my music has been used in PC games, a NoFear DVD and is planned to be part of a WWII movie.

A boring post, I know, but sometimes our lives need numbers! :-)

Best regards